Welcome to the West Royalty Home & School Association!

We hope that this site will help keep you informed of what's going on at West Royalty Elementary School and allow you to become actively involved in your child's educational experience.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year from West Royalty Elementary Home and School !

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Below is a link to the District Advisory Council meeting minutes.  The meeting took place on November 15th with District Advisory Committee members from each school invited to attend.   The purpose of the meeting was to review the 5 factors to be considered and discuss statements of principle for these factors to be used as guidelines to measure the impact of school policy changes. 



1.          2017 Extra Mile Awards
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s
Extra Mile Award.  Two awards will be presented.  Submission deadline is:  January 13, 2017. More details are online at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile

2.         2017 Staff Appreciation Week
School staff will be celebrated across Canada February 13 to 17, 2017 during Staff Appreciation Week. Home and School groups are encouraged to show appreciation to teachers, custodians, secretaries for the contributions they make to our children and their education.

3.         Resolutions
Consider issues needing change in PEI's education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our
guide to writing and presenting resolutions and to the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions
  Submit resolutions to the PEI Home and School Federation office by: January 31, 2017.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thank You!

The West Royalty Home and School committee would like to say a big thank you to all the families that participated in the pancake breakfast this past weekend.  We'd also like to thank everyone that took the time to volunteer.  It was a great success and all proceeds will be going to this years Christmas families.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Indigo Shop Night Cancellation

The Home and School would like to send our apologies to the families that made efforts to attended the Indigo Shop Night on November 9th and 10th,  as well as those that graciously offered to volunteer.  The event was cancelled at the very last moment due to circumstances out of our control. 

We would also like to suggest that if you still wish to donate to your child's homeroom class you have a wonderful opportunity at the scholastic book fair held at the school this week.

Most classes have "student wish lists" that are posted just outside the fair for parents that wish to donate a book to a classroom to see.

Have a wonderful weekend
Home & School Executives

QSP Gift Item pick up

We would like to thank everyone for their support and fundraising efforts!!  

Now that our campaign has come to a close we would like to notify parents that gifts that have NOT been picked up and are unbreakable or small have been sent home in your child's backpack today. 

For orders that were larger or contained breakable items your orders are at the school and will be ready for pick up on Thursday night (parent teacher interviews) between the times of 5:00 to7:30.

If you need to make alternate arrangement or have any questions or concerns with your order please contact the QSP committee chairs 

Joanne Condon - j-condon@hotmail.com
Lisa Munn - lmunn@live ca

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

QSP Gift Order Pick Up

QSP Gift orders will be available for pickup at the school on Wednesday Nov 9th between 5pm-7pm.  If you are unable to pick up your order during this time your order will be sent home with your child on Monday Nov 14th. Students with no products to be picked up will be going home today with their prizes. If you have any questions please contact Joanne Condon @j-condon@hotmail.com or Lisa Munn @ lmunn@live.ca.

Thank you
Joanne Condon & Lisa Munn
Co-chair QSP Magazine Campaign.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Important Dates in November

Nov 1 - Picture Retakes

Nov 3 - School Review meeting, Colonel Gray High School at 7 pm 

Nov 8 - Home and School meeting at 6:30 pm 

Nov 9 - P.J. day,  Loonie or toonie donation for Help Kids Wear Shoes in Peru

Nov 10 - Professional Learning Day,  No School

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day,  No School

Nov 15 - Report Cards go home  

Nov 17 - Parent Teacher interviews (evening)

Nov 18 - Parent Teacher interviews (all day),  No School 

Nov 21 to 25 - Kindergarten registration 

Nov 26 - Pancake Breakfast at West Royalty School

Thursday, November 3, 2016

School Food Working Group meeting - Nov 7th at 7pm

School Food Working Group meeting - Nov 7th at 7pm 

This new School Food Working group will work to identify school food needs at West Royalty and to generate solutions. Please join us on Monday, Nov 7th at 7pm in the Staff Room to share your ideas and experience. If you want your thoughts voiced, but are unable to attend, please email Deanna at deannabellamy@yahoo.com or call 902-367-6358.

Friday, October 28, 2016

District Advisory Council News Correction

The District Advisory Council will be meeting on November 3rd.   This is a correction to the last post which indicated the meeting is the 5th.    Apologies for any confusion.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

District Advisory Council News

The District Advisory Council will be meeting once again on November 5th . At this meeting we will be going more in depth on our family of schools 5 priorities for change.  I will soon post on the H&S blog an update of what our school priorities look like.

Public meetings will be held across the Island beginning November 1-10 at each high school for each family of schools.  The public are encouraged to provide input to the school review either online, in writing or in person.

Stakeholders are given the opportunity to book a time to present at one of the 6 Public meetings. 
The Colonel Grey family if schools public meeting will be held on thursday, November 5th at 7:00pm at Colonel Grey Senior High School.

All up to date information on the new school change /review of schools can be accessed on the "Better Learning For All" website .


Cleanup of Flowerbeds - Oct 29th

Looking for help to cleanup the front flower beds at the school.  It will be happening on October 29th (Saturday) at 10 am.  No equipment necessary.  Weather permitting. 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Consultation Options for Schools Under Review

The following information was sent to the District Advisory Council representatives for Colonel Gray Family of Schools from Bob Andrews.  It pertains to the consultation options for schools under review:

The public may provide input to the School Review online, in writing or in person. the following is the most up-to-date schedule of public meetings and opportunities for small group presentations.

Stakeholders have two options:

1. Individuals and small groups can book a 20-minute time slot on one of the dates listed from October 24 to 28. The exact locations will be determined shortly.

2. Individuals and groups can also book a time to present at one of the six public meetings from November 1 to 10.  These meetings will be held at the high school of each family under review.

Individual and Small Group Presentations
Mon, Oct 24, 1-6, Charlottetown
Tues, Oct 25, 1-6, Morell
Wed, Oct 26, 1-6, Kinkora
Thurs, Oct 27, 1-6, Westisle
Fri, Oct 28, 12-5, Montague

Public Meetings
Charlottetown Rural family of schools: Charlottetown Rural Senior High
Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Morell family of schools: Morell Regional High
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Colonel Gray family of schools: Colonel Gray Senior High
Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Kinkora family of schools: Kinkora Regional High
Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Westisle family of schools: Westisle Composite High
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Montague family of schools: Montague Regional High
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Those wishing to, can book a time to present by sending an email to Bob Andrews at rgandrews@edu.pe.ca.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Home and School Semi Annual Meeting - Oct 25th

The Home & School Federation will be holding their 63rd Semi Annual Meeting on October 25th in Rustico at Gulf Shore Consolidated School from 5:30-8-30pm.

Toni Geraci (Cafeteria Man) will be the key note speaker, as well as workshops run by Susan Roberts and Tammy Hubley-Little. 

All planning to go must preregister by contacting your home and school president Vanessa Ford at vanessaeford@hotmail.com or Deanna Bellamy at deannabellamy@Yahoo.com with your name, phone number and email address as well as if you need child care provided for that evening (if so please provide names and ages of all children attending)

Deadline for registration is Monday, October 17.

Your H&S Executives

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Halloween Dance Party - Oct 27th

Mark your calendars for the annual Halloween Dance! 

It will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 6:00 to 7:30pm 

All students must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $2 per person. 

Funds will go towards supporting the Core French program here at West Royalty School. 

There will be a Pumpkin Carving Contest, prizes for best costumes (parents that means you too!), and snacks... be sure to bring a few dollars along if you DARE to walk through the Haunted Hallway!! 

Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door.

Inside Out Day for Autism - Oct 14th

Friday, October 14th will be Inside Out Day for Autism. Staff and students are encouraged to wear their clothes inside out and bring in a loonie or toonie donation for PEI Autism Association.